Asus ROG Swift PG258Q

www.asus.com $520

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The pres­ence of G-Sync on this dis­play makes it among the more ex­pen­sive in this test, and this in­her­ently im­pacts its sense of value—a 1080p dis­play cost­ing over $500 is al­ways go­ing to be a tough ask.

How­ever, the PG258Q does do its best to make up for that high price in other ways. It’s the best-look­ing model in this group test, thanks to a slim and low-pro­file bezel around the edges of the dis­play, a fetch­ing metal­lic fin­ish and a dainty metal stand.

The lat­ter’s legs give the dis­play a light­ness of look, plus they al­low for the mon­i­tor’s party trick. A light shines from the cen­ter of the stand, al­low­ing you to project your own logo onto the sur­face be­low.

Else­where, Asus’ menu con­trol sys­tem is ex­cel­lent, as are the menus them­selves. You also get the ad­di­tion of Nvidia ULMB, so you can choose be­tween 240Hz or 144Hz with back­light strob­ing for re­duced mo­tion blur. Im­age qual­ity is also de­cent, though notably this dis­play isn’t sig­nif­i­cantly bet­ter than any cheaper ri­vals. Also, con­nec­tiv­ity is lim­ited to just one Dis­playPort and HDMI.

This isn’t a big bar­gain, but it’s a solid op­tion if G-Sync and a neat de­sign are im­por­tant to you. Also con­sider the Freesynce­quipped Asus XG258Q. 80%

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